Sunny spells


11°C | 3°C



16°C | 4°C

Mostly sunny


16°C | 4°C

Home   Thanet   News   Article

Top Kent producers make Broadstairs Food Festival a tasty Easter treat for 22,000 visitors

22 April 2014
by Peter Barnett

Easter food festival at Pierremont Hall, Broadstairs. Award winner Jenka Levytska-Swinyard

Easter food festival at Pierremont Hall, Broadstairs. Award winner Jenka Levytska-Swinyard

Broadstairs spring Food Festival was a tasty treat for around 22,000 visitors from across the south east.

The Easter weekend event broke all records and expectations as eager food fans hungry to sample the best in Kent flooded into the Pierremont Park arena in the town centre.

Festival director Jo Scott said: “It was amazing and overwhelming. At a conservative estimate we think we had around 22,000 visitors.

“This was our second spring event and we think the fantastic success of our early October festival helped drive up numbers and promoted it to a wider area as something special and well worth a look.”

The key to the success of the show is the wide variety of locally sourced produce from around the county, with new stallholders sought out by the Jo and the team “to keep things fresh and exciting.”

She added: “The quality of the produce and the creativity and originality of the stallholders was superb.

“The East festival was a great shop window for our Kent produce and it also was a very important spin-off for local traders too - there was a real positive buzz around the town which was lovely.”

An Easter hat competition attracted colourful and imaginative entries with every entrant receiving a prize.

Jo thanked all supporters of the festival in particular Kerry Millett and her team of “outstanding volunteers”, site director Mike Walter, festival chairman Malcolm Cox, plus sponsors and friends.

Broadstairs Food Festival is an independent community interest company not-for-profit organisation.

Money raised from stall fees covers about 60 per cent of the cost of staging the two events each year, with the remainder coming from sponsorship and from Friends of the Festival membership which is £25.

* To find out more about the Friends, volunteering and future events, email or visit the website

* A full picture feature will appear in next week's KM Thanet Extra



Click here for more news from Thanet.

Click here for more news from around the county.


Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email or call 01634 227989.